We trust that you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It has been a while since our last update and a lot has happened. Since God called us to the Boston area we have been praying for a family to work with us in starting the church. Ryan and Abi Baker are called to be missionaries to Chile but had been praying for more ministry experience be- fore launching out as missionaries. With Lawrence being a heavily Spanish speaking area, it is a great fit for them to be a help to us and for … [Read more...] about Busy New Year
Dear Praying Friends, Thank you so much for your prayers and support! We have had a busy couple of months. On October 8th, at 4:30 am, after a very quick labor, Lucy Charlotte Stelzig was born, weighing 7 lbs and 13 oz, and measuring 20 inches long. Lindsey is recovering well and we actually feel like this has been the easiest postpartum so far. Lucy is a very easy baby, rarely crying and eating and sleeping well. Gabe and Ellie have adjusted much better than we had expected. … [Read more...] about New Baby and Opportunities to Come See Her!
We continue to be amazed by the Lord’s leading and provision over the last several months. We are excited to announce that we have settled on a church name. As I mentioned in our last update, Lawrence has developed a reputation as being a difficult and dangerous town. As in any town Lawrence has its less desirable areas but those who live in Lawrence will acknowledge the deep sense of community you feel in the city of Lawrence. Particularly in the summer months, you can find people out and … [Read more...] about September Update
The Lord has been doing much since our last update. We are in awe of God’s wisdom and power to direct His servants and open doors that only He can open. Over the last several months God has been working behind the scenes without our knowledge. We had told you in past letters that we thought that the Dudley Square area of Roxbury would be an ideal area for a church plant. A great need exists there and we are excited about the possibility of planting a church there one day. However, … [Read more...] about Open Doors in Lawrence Massachusetts
Praying Friends, We have been busy over the past few weeks! During April, Nick did daily door to door visiting for most of the day every day with an evangelist in the area who took a month of his schedule to help Lifeline Baptist Church with outreach. Nick was surprised with the good reception that they received, and ended up with several good contacts with which to follow up. Also in April, Nick’s brother and sister in law and their 2 children got to visit us and we enjoyed showing … [Read more...] about May Prayer Update
We have had a busy fall! Nick is still preaching a couple times a week, and this Thursday he is starting at the church’s new ministry to teen boys at the local juvenile detention center. The young men are there for anywhere from 1-30 days. Some of the men from the church go over every Thursday and attempt to build relationships and share the Gospel with them. This ministry started out slow, but we’ve seen real progress and last week one of the boys got saved! A few weeks ago, Nick got the … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas!